My source is still looking, expect an update in 2 days . Somehow, as much as I shopped for most of my stuff on Ebay in the states, I'm not that comfortable dealing with ebay India sellers. I hope the deal works out well for you. He seems to have good ratings. Do update us.
He shipped it in the last possible moment and I received it on Saturday.. The pack looked messed around with. The camera was wrapped in a piece of thermocol inside the pack. The dealer warranty card for 1 year was slipped inside. I glanced at the card and saw 'owner pays for parts' and trashed it.
Panasonic claims the battery comes without any charge and is fully charged in 130 minutes. Mine got charged in 30 minutes (Was used before?).
All other accessories were packed per original packing..
Camera looked new. Tested it with around 100 snaps on Sat, Sunday and Today. This is my 7th camera and nothing has come ever close. The experience with purchase was replaced with sheer joy of working with the camera.
I would strongly recommend the camera. The purchase from ebay, consider it if you do not have better options..
looking to buy a prosumer for about 20k.
hows the panasonic fz18/28?
what about sony?
Based on what I've read, the FZ28 is an excellent camera. I'm not sure how much the Canon G10 sells for in India but thats a great camera too. I'd say go for either one of them. I'm not a big a fan of the sony cameras except for their ultracompact t-series and their alpha range of slrs.